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The 2011 Perham/New York Mills girls swimming and diving team: First row L-R: Shannon Karels, Beth Ingebrand, Ashley Bond, Kristina Galbrecht, Lexi Richter, Justice Aus. Second row: Shelby Seifert, Brittany Roberts, Shelby Mayfield, Rylie Rothmeyer, Sam Salathe, Kelsey Kratzke, Kyra Arneri. Third row: Head Coach Sheri Ressler, Annika Werner, Tara Wenaas, Heidi Weber, Jill Burns, Annie Ingebrand, Amelia Potrament, Assistant Coach Natalie Wrangham. Fourth row: Laine Miller, Jackie Hanson, Bailey Meyer, Nat...

Jacket swimmers starting to believe


PARK RAPIDS -- On the final scoreboard, Park Rapids defeated Perham/New York Mills in swimming Thursday 97-88, but what appears as a loss was a victory in more than one way.

"I have never been so happy to lose by nine points," Head Coach Sheri Ressler said. "Park Rapids is a very tough team and we came so close."

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
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